Mays' Grand Slam Rescues Sixers

Miguel Pinango handled Tucson easily in a 2-1 victory and Marshall McDougall knocked in the winning run. Lucas May's 16th homer in the eighth, a grand slam, gave Inland Empire an 8-7 win. Great Lakes was rapped 9-4 by West Michigan. Ogden hit three home runs but lost 17-9 to Idaho Falls. The GC Dodgers won 7-6 over the Cardinals. The DR Dodgers and Jacksonville were not scheduled.

Pinango Handles Tucson-- Miguel Pinango tossed 6.1 strong innings as Las Vegas edged Tucson, 2-1 before the three-day all-star break.

Pinango (4-4), recently promoted from Inland Empire, allowed a run on nine hits and fanned three. It was the second consecutive win for the 24-year-old right-hander, who went 1-3 with Inland Empire earlier this year.

51s reliever Casey Hoorelbeke worked 1.2 hitless innings and Eric Hull tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his fourth save.

One out singles by catcher Ben Davis, outfielder Wilkin Ruan and first baseman Ken Huckaby gave Las Vegas a 1-0 lead in in the top of the second. On the throw to the plate after the third single, Sidewinders starter Casey Daigle was struck in the face and knocked out of the game.

Tucson tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the inning but in the fifth, shortstop Wilson Valdez singled and moved to second on a passed ball. Second baseman Sergio Garcia bunted him to third and third baseman Marshall McDougall broke the tie with an RBI single.

McDougall, Huckaby and outfielder Larry Barnes were 2-for-4 and for Las Vegas (39-51). Outfielder Delwyn Young went hitless as a pinch-hitter, snapping his 17-game hitting streak.
 Score by Innings
Las Vegas	010 010 000-2
Tucson	        010 000 000-1

 Las Vegas 	ab r  h  bi  ave
Valdez ss	5  1  1  0  .329
Garcia 2b	3  0  1  0  .292
McDougall 3b	4  0  2  1  .321
Barnes lf	4  0  2  0  .205
Freeman cf	4  0  0  0  .283
Davis c	        3  1  1  0  .289
Ruan rf	        4  0  1  0  .278
Huckaby 1b	4  0  2  1  .271
Pinango p	3  0  0  0  .158
Hoorelbeke p	0  0  0  0  .000
Young ph	1  0  0  0  .336
Hull p     	0  0  0  0  .000
  Totals	35 2 10 2
  Tucson	33 1 9 1

 2B- McDougall (7). RBI- Huckaby (26), McDougall 
(7). S- Garcia. LOB- Las Vegas 8, Tucson 8. 
DP- McDougall, Garcia and Huckaby.

 Las Vegas	 in  h  r-er bb so era
Pinango (4-4)	6.1  9  1-1  1  3  3.82
Hoorelbeke 	1.2  0  0-0  1  0  4.98
Hull (sv 4)	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  3.50
 HBP- by Pinango. T- 2:31. ATT- 2,038.
Jacksonville-- All-Star break.

May Slams High Desert-- Trailing 7-4 in the last of the eighth, designated hitter Lucas May hit a grand slam to boost the Sixers over High Desert 8-7. The long drive was May's fifth in the last 10 games.

It was also May's 16th homer and his second grand slam of the season. It gave the Sixers the series win and came after a leadoff double by outfielder Jamie Hoffman and walks to second baseman Blake DeWitt and third baseman Travis Denker.

High Desert built a 6-3 lead after five innings, roughing up starter Mario Alvarez for six runs on six hits before he left with one out in the sixth.

Outfielder Ryan Rogowski lined a two-run single and he scored on an errant pickoff attempt to give the Sixers a brief 3-2 lead in the third. After first baseman Drew Locke tripled home May, who had singled, in the sixth, the Mavericks added their final run in the seventh off reliever Cody Wade.

Jacobo Meque (4-1) struck out the side in the eighth and earned the win, and Kyle Wilson fanned one in a perfect ninth for his 10th save, lowering his ERA to 0.36.

Locke was 3-for-4 with an RBI and Rogowski, May and shortstop Ivan De Jesus were 2-for-4 for Inland Empire who improved to 11-7. The 66ers and Mavericks play the final game of the series today.
 Score by Innings
High Desert	200 220 100-7
Inland Empire	003 001 04x-8

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi ave
Hunt lf    	5  1  1  0  .289
Rogowski cf	4  1  2  2  .258
Hoffmann rf	5  1  1  0  .321
DeWitt 3b	3  1  0  0  .298
Denker 2b	3  1  0  0  .319
May dh    	4  2  2  4  .253
Locke 1b	4  0  3  1  .273
Gutierrez c	4  0  1  0  .240
De Jesus ss	4  1  2  0  .281
  Totals	36 8 12 7
  High Desert	36 7 10 7

 2B- Rogowski (18), Hoffmann (18). 3B- Locke (1). 
HR- May (16). RBI- Rogowski 2 (32), Locke (15), 
May 4 (63). LOB- Inland Empire 7, High Desert 6. 
SB- De Jesus (10). Rogowski (25).

 Inland Empire	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Alvarez 	4.1  6  6-6  3  1  5.28
Wade    	2.2  4  1-1  0  0  2.45
Meque (4-1)	1.0  0  0-0  1  3  6.12
Wilson (sv 10)	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.36
 Balk- Alvarez. T-2:42. Att- 1,290.
Big Seventh Dumps Loons-- The Loons jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on the strength of catcher Carlos Santana's third home run of the season but that disappeared by the fourth and a five-run seventh gave West Michigan a 9-4 win.

Steven Johnson (1-5) started and charged with three runs on five hit over four innings and was tagged with his fifth loss of the season.

In the seventh, Loons reliever Joe Jones, just back from Ogden, allowed seven straight Whitecaps to reach base and five of them scored. Jones allowed six runs on eight hits.

The Loons would add a run in the eighth when outfielder Thomas Giles tripled and first baseman Eduardo Perez singled. They added two in the ninth on RBI-singles by Giles and third baseman Josh Bell.

Giles finished the game with three hits. Outfielder James Peterson, Bell and Santana each added a pair.

Pitcher Garrett White has been placed on the 7-day disabled list with soreness in his left shoulder. Jones pitched in 10 games for the Loons and had a 4.43 ERA before being added to the Ogden roster.

The series concludes tonight when Right-hander Chris Malone is scheduled to make his first start for the Loons.
 Score by Innings
Great Lakes	001 000 012-4
West Michigan	000 310 50x-9

 Great Lakes	ab  r h bi ave
Gonzalez 3b	4  1  1  0  .311
Giles lf    	5  1  3  1  .303
Perez 1b    	3  0  1  1  .322
Bell dh    	5  0  2  1  .273
Peterson rf	5  0  2  0  .297
Mattingly 2b	4  0  0  0  .236
Santana c	3  2  2  1  .197
Lizarraga ss	4  0  0  0  .260
Robinson cf	4  0  1  0  .237
  Totals	37 4 12 4
  WMichigan	31 9 13 9

 Error- Gonzalez (11). 3B- Giles (2). HR- Santana 
(3). RBI- Santana (22), Perez (42), Giles (12), 
Bell (43). LOB- Great Lakes 10, West Michigan 5. 
SB- Gonzalez (5). DP- 2 Santana and Lizarraga; 
Jones and Gonzalez.

 Great Lakes	 in  h  r-er bb so  era
Johnson (1-5)	4.0  5  3-3  0  3  7.24
Jones    	3.0  8  6-6  2  0  6.04
Sanfler	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  5.21
 WP- Jones. HBP- by Johnson, by Jones. T-2:29. Att- 4,077.
Big Performance Tops Raptors-- You can talk all you want about Barry Bonds. In the Pioneer League they have to think Clint Robinson is Babe Ruth incarnate.

Robinson, the designated hitter for Idaho Falls had a night the Babe would have been proud of with two home runs and seven runs batted in to lead the Rockies past Ogden 17-9 Sunday. That pushed Robinson's batting average to .403 and left the Rockies comfortably three games ahead of the Raptors, who at 11-9, and tied for second with Orem.

Robinson and his friends combed Kris Krise for 11 hits and eight runs including a seven-run third inning. They went on to pick on Eduardo Quintana for five runs, added three off Johnny Caraballo and one off Blake Brannon. Only Given Kutz survived with two scoreless innings.

The Raptors did some hitting of their own, banging 15 including home runs by first baseman Matt Wallach, outfielder Jovanny Rosario and catcher Alex Garabedian, the first for each. Designated hitter Jaime Ortiz had three hits. -Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Idaho Falls	107 050 004-17
Ogden	        030 020 031- 9

 Ogden	        ab  r  h  bi  ave
Kanaby cf	2  0  1  0  .304
 Rosario cf	3  1  2  2  .347
Fuller 2b	5  0  0  0  .204
Pedroza ss 	5  1  2  0  .421
Brown rf	5  1  1  0  .296
Jansen c	2  0  0  0  .294
 Garabedian c	3  1  2  3  .250
Ortiz dh	5  2  3  0  .320
Vetters lf	5  0  2  0  .326
Gallagher 3b	3  1  1  2  .268
Wallach 1b	2  2  2  2  .200
 Taloa ph-1b	1  0  0  0  .196
  Totals 	41 9 16 9
  Idaho Falls	51 17 23 17

 Error- Pedroza (5). 2B- Kanaby (1), Ortiz (2), 
Gallagher (3) Vetters (4), Pedroza (3). HR- Wallach 
(1), Rosario (1),Garabedian (1). RBI- Gallagher 2 
(5), Wallach 2 (2), Rosario 2 (8), Garabedian 3 (5). 
SF- Gallagher. LOB- Ogden 7, Idaho Falls 8.

 Ogden 	          in  h  r-er bb so  era
Krise (1-1)	2.1  11  8-8  0  0 11.37
Quintana	2.2   6  5-5  0  1  8.38
Kutz    	2.0   2  0-0  0  1  1.80
Caraballo	1.0   3  3-3  1  1  6.35
Brannon	        1.0   1  1-1  0  1  2.70
 T- 3:02. Att- 1,723.
Dodgers Trip Cardinals-- The Gulf Coast Dodgers were outhit 12-10 but seven of theirs were doubles which they ultimately used to edge the host Cardinals 7-6 Sunday. The victory was the 12th in 13 games for the Dodgers to give them a five-game bulge over the second-place Marlins in the East Division.

With the score tied 6-6 after eight, Yossandy Garcia hit one of those doubles and kept on going to third when the left fielder bobbled the ball. He then scored on a single by Griff Erickson, one of two RBI for him.

Eduardo Perez, who had come on in the eighth for two outs after Kelvin Dominguez walked a pair, stayed on for a 1-2-3 ninth. In an inexplicable bit of scoring, though, the win was given to Kyle Smit (3-0) despite the fact that the score was tied after he left.

Outfielder Alfredo Silverio ripped two doubles and had two RBI, Designated hitter Chris Jacobs also had a pair of two-base hits while first baseman John Martin had a double and single for LA's team. Smit was racked for seven hits and five runs in the four innings he pitched. The Cards got the other run off Luis Garcia. --Bill Shelley.
 Score by Innings
Dodgers	        103 101 001-7
Cardinals	023 001 000-6

 Dodgers	ab r h bi ave
Becker ss	6  0  1  0  .306
Guzman cf	3  2  0  0  .238
Baez 3b    	3  1  1  1  .300
Lambo rf    	4  1  0  0  .262
Silverio lf	4  2  2  2  .417
Martin 1b	4  0  2  1  .444
YGarcia 2b	4  1  1  0  .286
Erickson c	5  0  1  2  .235
Jacobs dh	4  0  2  0  .263
  Totals	37 7 10 6
  Cardinals	37 6 12 6

 2B- Baez (5), Jacobs 2 (3), Silverio 2 (5), 
Martin (1). RBI- Baez (11), Silverio 2 (14), 2 
(3) Erickson, Martin (2). LOB- Dodgers 12, 
Cardinals 11. SB- Guzman 2 (2). DP- Baez, 
YGarcia and Martin.

 Dodgers	 in  h  r-er bb so era
Danielson	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  6.75
Smit (3-0)	4.0  7  5-5  1  5  4.91
LGarcia 	2.0  5  1-1  1  2 3.72
Dominguez	0.1  0  0-0  2  0  0.00
Perez    	1.2  0  0-0  1  2  4.50
 HBP- by Smit, Lambo. T-3:18.
Dominican Dodgers-- not scheduled.

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